To make broccoli salad, first and foremost, blanch the broccoli florets. To do this, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a teaspoon of salt. Now add the broccoli florets in boiling water for 2 minutes.
Remove the florets with a slotted spoon and immerse in cold water. Doing so will ensure that the broccoli is tender yet crisp.
Mix the dressing ingredients. Adjust to your taste. The recommended proportions are just guidelines and you may find you prefer a sweeter, tangier or spicier flavor.
Assemble all the ingredients together and preferably let the salad marinate for 20 minutes. Unlike most salads, this recipe stays well in the fridge.
Serve with boiled eggs for a full meal.
This recipe is perfect for a potluck. It is also a great side to a roast if you are bored with the regular green beans!